South Africa - Sugar companies waiting for biofuel policy move
Thursday December 20 2012
South Africa's sugar companies and the planners of two sorghum-based ethanol plants are anxiously awaiting the government's next move to allow a biofuels industry through the publication of the regulated price of ethanol, said Ethanol Producers Association secretary Alf Stevens.
Department of Energy spokesperson Maropeng Ramokgobathi said it was envisaged that a biofuels pricing regulation would be promulgated by the middle of 2013. She said the regulation would reflect an economic break-even price model for the most efficient biofuel plant size, and would be based on using sorghum as a feedstock.
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